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It’s 2015 and Tipped Wage Workers are STILL making $2.13/hour

February 13, 2015
February 13th is Tipped Wage Worker Day. Believe it or not, it has been 24 years since tipped wage workers have seen a raise. They still make $2.13/hour in many states. That is just crazy! We need to raise awareness, raise our voices, and raise the wage!
Elyssa Schmier's picture

My Home As Workplace: Taking the Fair Care Pledge

February 10, 2015
Today, I had one of those mornings. Stubborn kids, messy kitchen; the entire morning routine was running further behind schedule and my blood pressure was on the rise. Sound familiar?
Lindsay Imai's picture

Women Are Worth More Than Spare Change! Teens Take The Washington State Capitol: One Teen's Testimony

February 3, 2015
I was lucky to kick off this week in the best way possible--traveling with teens to the capitol of Washington to tell our state legislators: Women are worth more than spare change! The teens were fired up and more than ready to speak up about the importance of equal pay for equal work. Olivia Roskill, a sixteen year old, delivered the following powerful testimony.
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Quick signature needed for teens fighting for equal pay for equal work in WA!

January 29, 2015
I’m flat out inspired. Teens in Washington State are coming forward, standing up, and speaking out for fair pay. Here’s what some of them have to say: “Fair pay is extremely important to me as I start to think about my future. I’m starting to think about college and possible careers. My friends and...
Kristin's picture

We need your voice TODAY to raise the minimum wage!

January 26, 2015
The voters and the President are all on board about raising the wage. Now we need YOU to convince Congress!!
Elyssa Schmier's picture

End of Mad Men Pay

April 8, 2014
I am proud to support President Barack Obama's executive orders to promote and protect equal pay for women. The first executive order would protect federal employees who share salary information with one another. The second executive order will instruct the Secretary of Labor to create regulations...
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For Many The Wage Gap Starts at Home

April 8, 2014
More than fifty years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act, the gender-based wage gap has only shrunk by 17.6 cents and it is predicted to take another fifty years until it disappears. Today is Equal Pay Day, the day we acknowledge a woman needs to work a year and three months to earn what a man...
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Making Women’s History: From Patsy Mink to Paycheck Fairness

April 8, 2014
I was a bit surprised by the lack of coverage for Women’s History Month this year, particularly in the state where I live, since so many women who improved the lives of working families were pivotal to Hawaii's history. It is essential that we continue to remember these women. While many people are...
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My Experience as a Restaurant Worker #LivingOffTips

February 14, 2014
Last year I worked at a chain restaurant, one that will remain undisclosed. It was a nice establishment, the kind that makes the same food no matter what location you go to, and is consistently lauded for their attention to customers' needs. I took the job in order to pay for my college education...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Food Workers + Living Wage #LivingOffTips

February 14, 2014
Valentine's Day is the highest grossing day of the year for the restaurant industry. According to the National Restaurant Association, restaurants are expected to serve a whooping 70 million diners for Valentine’s Day . While restaurants reap the benefits, their servers are earning poverty wages...
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